Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K

Race Results


5K Run / Walk Details

Join us for the annual Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom touring around beautiful Torrance, California on Saturday, May 20th at 8:00am! All finishing participants will receive a 5K for Freedom commemorative t-shirt. There will be computerized bib timing, age division awards, free food and beverages, and exhibitor booths. The 1st place overall male & female will be invited to ride in the Torrance Armed Forces Day parade following the 5K!

Packet Pickup Details

Packet pickup will be held the following dates and locations:

Friday, May 19: 11am to 6pm at the HT Grill located about a block away from Village Runner in Redondo Beach. H.T. Grill Address: 1701 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Saturday, May 20: race morning starting at 6:30am near the race start and expo site at the Del Amo Mall. Race Expo approximate Address: 3405 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503

Race Course

The 5K is an out and back course that starts near the Black Angus restaurant at the Del Amo Fashion Center and makes its way up and down Torrance Blvd., lined with beautiful Eucalyptus trees, then passes near the Torrance City Hall, the LA Galaxy Soccer Center, and finishes near the Del Amo Fashion Center!


The Torrance Armed Forces Day 5K for Freedom is presented by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce with thanks to Presenting Sponsor UCLA Health, and in partnership with Village Runner!

Press Release Announcement

Torrance, Calif., January 11, 2023 – The City of Torrance is thrilled to announce the return of the annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration. After a three year hiatus due to the global health pandemic, the City is honored to bring back this iconic tradition.

This year will mark the 61st annual event with the United States Coast Guard receiving the honorary military branch distinction.  The U.S. Coast Guard is the maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement service branch of the United States Armed Forces.  The Torrance tradition will take place May 19th through the 21st with the 5K and parade taking place on May 20th.  Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May and encompasses the celebration of all six branches of the United States Military under the Department of Defense.

Torrance Mayor George K. Chen said, “We are excited to bring back one of the City’s most treasured traditions. This Torrance legacy, started under the leadership of Mayor Albert Isen in 1960 has grown to be one of the most anticipated events of the year.  It’s our opportunity to come together as a City to honor and appreciate all those who serve in our military as well as promote civic-military relationships. My colleagues and I are excited to see this event unfold this spring.”

Torrance is one of the few cities nationwide sanctioned by the Department of Defense to honor our Armed Forces through an annual Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration.  The three day celebration will include a concert open to the public, parade, military exhibit as well as a 5K run and other special surprises planned for the weekend. For more information go to www.TorranceCA.Gov/AFD